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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

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9:00am
9:15am to 10:00am
Tots in Motion

Tots in Motion

Community Room B
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024, 9:15am to 10:00am

You and your child will dance, Dance, DANCE! Bubbles, shakers and more! The last part of each class involves free play with library toys and a chance for caregivers to chat. Geared for children ages 5 & under, but older kids are always welcome to join in, too! 

Babies too young to toddle can clap and bounce to the rhythm. Preschoolers are leaders in following cues. Children participate in their own way, in their own time. The only expectation is to have fun!

 

Community Room B
 
9:30am
9:30am to 10:30am
Baby & Toddler Storytime (ages birth to 3)

Baby & Toddler Storytime (ages birth to 3)

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024, 9:30am to 10:30am

READ and PLAY with your favorite baby or toddler! Reading, singing, talking and playing with your baby from the beginning is important because the roots of language are developing in a baby’s brain even before they can talk! Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Youth Program Room
 
10:00am
10:15am to 11:00am
Tots in Motion

Tots in Motion

Community Room B
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024, 10:15am to 11:00am

You and your child will dance, Dance, DANCE! Bubbles, shakers and more! The last part of each class involves free play with library toys and a chance for caregivers to chat. Geared for children ages 5 & under, but older kids are always welcome to join in, too! 

Babies too young to toddle can clap and bounce to the rhythm. Preschoolers are leaders in following cues. Children participate in their own way, in their own time. The only expectation is to have fun!

 

Community Room B
 
10:30am
10:30am to 11:30am
Baby Storytime

Baby Storytime

Community Room - Fireplace Side
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

READ and PLAY with your favorite baby, ages birth to 17 months! Reading, singing, talking, and playing with your baby from the beginning is important because the roots of language are developing in a baby’s brain even before they can talk! Library programs are always free. Siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Community Room - Fireplace Side
 
10:30am to 11:30am
Multi Age Storytime (children & families 5 & under)

Multi Age Storytime (children & families 5 & under)

Youth Program Room
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

READ and PLAY together with children under age 5! Engaging with books, songs and playful experiences all help children develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and pre-reading skills​ and helps to build a lifelong love of reading. Library programs are always free. Older and Younger siblings and childcare groups are welcome.

Youth Program Room
 
10:30am to 11:30am
Storytime

Storytime

Community Room
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

READ and PLAY together with children 5 & under! Stories, songs, and rhymes for about 20 minutes, followed by playtime and an art project. 

Engaging with books, songs and playful experiences all help children develop communication skills, patience, empathy, and pre-reading skills​ - and helps to build a lifelong love of reading.

No registration, free of cost, and older siblings are welcome!

Community Room
 
3:00pm
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Chess for All Ages

Chess for All Ages

Study Room A
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Please join us to play chess at our weekly, drop-in program! All ages and experience levels welcome.

Study Room A
 
3:00pm to 4:30pm
All-Ages Knitting Circle

All-Ages Knitting Circle

*In Meadowridge Library
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Drop-in knitting.  All experience levels welcome!  Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult for duration of program. Yarn and Needles provided for in-library use.

 

Please contact Meadowridge Library at 608-288-6160 for more details and information!

*In Meadowridge Library
 
4:00pm
4:00pm to 6:00pm
It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment

It Takes A Village After-School Enrichment

*In Goodman South Madison Library
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Come be in community with other teens during this after-school program at Goodman South Madison Library! Every day after school teens are invited to decompress with art activities, video games, movies, board games, social time or quiet time to do homework together. Drop in or stay for the whole time - It Takes A Village is intended as a place for youth ages 12-19 to find their people, access resources, have fun, and rely on their village for support and wellness.

*In Goodman South Madison Library
 
4:30pm
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Afterschool Art with Elias
*In Lakeview Library
 
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Kids' Open Dungeons and Dragons

Kids' Open Dungeons and Dragons

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

School age children (elementary and middle school) are invited to join us for this kid-led Dungeons & Dragons campaign. Be a part of an adventuring party where you'll use your imagination and creativity to explore a fantasy world in an epic quest. Our Dungeon Master Jared will provide support and help guide campaigns along with our adult D&D experts and our Youth Librarian Ruth.

This weekly session is for beginners.

About D&D: Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game that allows each player to create their own character to play. These characters embark upon imaginary adventures within a fantasy setting. A Dungeon Master (DM) serves as the game's referee and storyteller, while maintaining the setting in which the adventures occur.

Meeting Rooms A and B Combined
 
4:30pm to 5:30pm
[Canceled] We Make: Shrinky Dinks

[Canceled] We Make: Shrinky Dinks

Community Room
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Join other young people and caregivers for a relaxing art workshop. Draw or trace a design on unique plastic that shrinks and looks like glass after being baked. Please be aware that after creating your design it will need to bake. Bake and wait time will be dependent on attendance. There will be the option to take your Shrinky Dink unbaked to finish in a personal toaster or conventional oven. 

No registration required and free of cost.

Youth 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver during the program.

Community Room
 
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Youth Graphic Novel Club discusses Out There by Seaerra Miller

Youth Graphic Novel Club discusses Out There by Seaerra Miller

Studio
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Join us at Pinney Library on the first Wednesday of every month to discuss an older kids/tween graphic novel! No reservation needed. Light snacks provided.

This month we will be discussing Out There by Seaerra Miller

Plot: A touching, out-of-this-world graphic novel about a daughter, her father, and the aliens that may or may not be speaking to him.

Julia didn’t always believe in aliens.
 
It was her father who convinced her otherwise. You see—Julia’s dad believes he was abducted by aliens. And ever since then, he’s been obsessed with the extraterrestrial beings living out there.
 
So when a festival commemorating the 75th anniversary of the infamous UFO crash in New Mexico rolls around, Julia turns down a dream vacation to Hawaii with her best friend, Sara, to join her dad for a weekend trip to Roswell, where he expects the aliens to make contact.
 
But amid the alien-themed goofiness of the festival, Julia finds she isn’t sure whether her father really did get abducted. His memories of alien interference are starting to sound increasingly shaky, and with them, her faith in him. Will this weekend bring the two closer together or only drive them apart? 
 
A heartfelt story of family, loyalty, and the lengths we go to support those we love." - Amazon

 

Studio
 
6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence Grace Olson

Open Studio with Artist-in-Residence Grace Olson

Bubbler
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Weekly Open Studios is a part of Family Reunion, the Bubbler Room Artist-in-Residence (Feb-May) with Grace Olson. 
Grace will be present every Wednesday evening 6-8pm, leading creative, hands-on activities and collaborative projects to anyone who stops by.  

Family Reunion is a space for reimagination and celebration of family in all the forms it can take. In this space, you are invited to take part in creative projects that explore the ways we all find, make, experience, and practice family. Grace's intention as a facilitator is to shed light on the unconventional and to encourage change toward more intentionality and interdependence. The wishing, making, tinkering, and pondering we do together will explore questions such as:

  • Who is in your lineage?
  • What stories/skills/heirlooms/artifacts/ways of being/ways of thinking do you wish to bring forward?
  • Where do you find a sense of home?
  • When does one “start a family”, and what does that mean?
  • How can we move towards building more loving and resilient family structures?

    The Bubbler Room is open to the public whenever the Central Library is open. It is closed to the public only temporarily for any scheduled workshops and/or community partner site visits.

Bubbler